A Turkish court said on Friday it annulled a 1934 government decree turning Istanbul's Hagia Sophia into a museum, ruling it was unlawful, paving the way for the building's conversion back into a mosque despite international warnings against such a move. President Tayyip Erdogan, who has championed Islam and...
Johnny Depp said in a London court on Friday that ex-wife Amber Heard's claims he abused her turned him from "Cinderella to Quasimodo" in the public eye. He also said the couple's tempestuous marriage broke down for good after an incident in which feces were found in their...
Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon rose for the 14th consecutive month in June, preliminary government data on Friday showed, heaping further pressure on President Jair Bolsonaro who is under fire for worsening destruction of the rainforest on his watch. Destruction rose 10.7 per cent for the month, compared to June...
The Dutch government on Friday said it would file a suit against Russia at the European Court of Human Rights over the downing of Malaysia Airlines passenger flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine six years ago. The Netherlands, home to roughly two-thirds of the 298 victims, holds Russia responsible...
On Thursday, a lawyer for The Sun described a “three-day ordeal of assaults” in which Depp allegedly attacked his ex-spouse multiple times during a trip to Australia in 2015. The lawyer, Sasha Wass, said the actor smashed glass bottles in the couple’s rented house, screamed at the...
Notre-Dame cathedral will be rebuilt just the way it stood before last year's devastating fire. No swimming pool or organic garden on the roof of the medieval Paris monument, or contemporary glass spire, or other modern twists. And to stay historically accurate, it will again be built with...
In this August 2012 file photo, statues of heads known as "Moais" stand at Rano Raraku, the quarry on Easter Island, Chile. The 400 or so sculptures have bodies attached, but they are buried under the dirt and not visible. A link between Polynesian peoples and indigenous people...
The latest: WHO officials arrive in Beijing to investigate origins of the coronavirus pandemic. United Kingdom quarantine measures for travellers ease. Canada's hardest-hit nursing homes lost 40% of residents in just 3 months of the pandemic. Texas reports new high for hospitalizations for 10th consecutive day. ...
Philippine lawmakers on Friday voted against the renewal of a 25-year franchise for top broadcaster ABS-CBN Corp, ensuring a media conglomerate that has clashed with the country's president stays off the air indefinitely. A legislative committee overwhelmingly supported a house working group's assessment that ABS-CBN was "undeserving of...
Tensions over Buy American rules appear destined to live on after this year — even if Donald Trump's presidency doesn't. It's one takeaway from trade policies laid out by U.S. election frontrunner Joe Biden, who in a speech Thursday promised to turn the page on numerous Trump-era practices.With...